as concerns the MOTW , i always felt that a forum wasnt the best choice or presentation,
a blog with nested comments seems more appropriate.
i also hate it when people lock threads (in general),
Because it prevents further discussion of new developments on the topic ,
as well as prevents feedback when links break after a long period.
its a forum , its built to allow discussion.
this is not my forum and you are not me ,
but on my site , i leave comments on my posts enabled forever ,
you never know when a old post will have a broken link , or someone want to remind me i am awesome a few years later